Selenium and Tellurium Chemistry

From Small Molecules to Biomolecules and Materials

  • J. Derek Woollins
  • Risto Laitinen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Guoxiong Hua, J. Derek Woollins
    Pages 1-39
  3. Diana M. Freudendahl, Thomas Wirth
    Pages 41-55
  4. Risto S. Laitinen, Raija Oilunkaniemi, Tristram Chivers
    Pages 103-122
  5. Jens Beckmann, Pamela Finke
    Pages 151-177
  6. Mohammad Azad Malik, Karthik Ramasamy, Paul O’Brien
    Pages 201-237
  7. Chen-Wei Liu, J. Derek Woollins
    Pages 303-320
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 321-323

About this book


Our knowledge of the chemistry of selenium and tellurium has seen significant progress in the last few decades. This monograph comprises contributions from leading scientists on the latest research into the synthesis, structure and bonding of novel selenium and tellurium compounds. It provides insight into mechanistic studies of these compounds and describes coordination chemistry involving selenium and tellurium containing ligands. Contributions also describe the theoretical and spectroscopic studies of selenium and tellurium compounds. Additionally, this monograph outlines the applications of selenium and tellurium in biological systems, materials science and as reagents in organic synthesis and shows how these applications have been a fundamental driving force behind the research into the inorganic and organic chemistry these fascinating elements.


Coordination Chemistry Coordination Chemistry Inorganic Selenium/Tellurium Inorganic Selenium/Tellurium Radicals Radicals Selenium Biochemistry Selenium Biochemistry Selenium/Tellurium halogen Chemistry Selenium/Tellurium halogen Chemistry Zintl Anions Zintl Anions

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Derek Woollins
    • 1
  • Risto Laitinen
    • 2
  1. 1., School of ChemistryUniversity of St Andrews, UKSt. AndrewsUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., Dept. of ChemistryUniversity of OuluOuluFinland

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